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Jenny Beth Martin on IRS targeting scandal: ‘We need to know what happened’

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin appeared on Fox & Friends this week to demand that the impending testimony of the former government executives at the center of the IRS targeting scandal is made public and not sealed as the two women have requested out of fear for their safety. “They need to be kept safe; I absolutely think that needs to happen. I know what it’s like when threats are made against you and you want to feel safe but we need to know what happened. They need to testify and the public needs to hear that testimony to be able to get to the bottom of what happened to us so we can finally have justice,” says Jenny ...

Illegal-immigration arrests climb nearly 40 percent under President Trump

Authorities from Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Wednesday that the number of illegal immigrants ICE has arrested since President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order instructing authorities to enforce federal immigration law has increased by 38 percent. The Washington Examiner has the details: ICE arrested more than 41,000 illegal immigrants between late January and the end of April, ICE said. During roughly the same period last year, ICE deportation officers arrested about 30,000 people. Acting ICE director Thomas Homan said in a statement that the arrests are the result of Trump's "commitment to enforce our immigration ...

Inflation down in April

Americans were hit hard in the economic downturn and, while nothing can fully make up for the financial blows sustained then, it’s a small consolation for American families that their dollar stretched a little farther in the month of April, as the rising costs of consumer goods slowed slightly. The Washington Examiner has the story: Inflation slowed to a 2.2 percent annual rate in April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday in a release of the Consumer Price Index that suggested that inflationary pressures have eased off in recent months. Inflation was even lower than forecasters' expectations, which it to slow for a second straight ...

Oregon Obamacare insurers requesting double-digit premium hikes

Health insurers who plan to continue their participation in the Obamacare exchanges recently submitted increased premiums proposals between 7 and 22 percent, according to new reports. The Washington Examiner has the details: The average, unsubsidized requests are 17.2 percent, according to independent analyst Charles Gaba, who writes ACASignups.net. The rates are proposals that will ultimately be decided by the state's insurance division. ATRIO, one of the insurers who plans to participate in the exchanges, said in its letter explaining the requested increase of 21.8 percent that premiums in 2016 were insufficient to cover claims, and that ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: America deserves to know why former President Obama’s IRS officials targeted tea-party groups

The former IRS officials at the center of the scandal that targeted Americans for their political beliefs are arguing, ahead of a Friday hearing in a federal class-action lawsuit brought against the agency, that their testimony be sealed out of fear their lives could be threatened if the testimony is made public – something the women should have considered before deciding to unfairly target Americans, Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin says in a recent column. The Hill has the commentary: Let me say this clearly — threats like that are not acceptable. Law enforcement authorities should do all they can to keep Lerner and Paz safe, ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: FTC needs commissioners who respect intellectual property

The Federal Trade Commission under President Obama was derelict in its duty to protect the intellectual-property rights of a company whose technology helped vault Apple to a nearly $600 billion company – and that same negligence continues to this day, Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin writes in a recent column. The Washington Examiner has the details: That's exactly what is happening in the case of an Apple-backed "anti-trust" suit designed to help the company avoid paying for the intellectual property it uses in the iPhone. Apple is engaged in a world-wide legal campaign against its suppliers, particularly Qualcomm, in an attempt ...

Newly crowned Miss USA Kara McCullough says healthcare is a ‘privilege’

Newly crowned Miss USA Kara McCullough was the object of liberal derision Sunday night after the beauty queen – in response to host Julianne Hough’s question on whether “affordable healthcare” is a right – said healthcare is a “privilege” and that healthcare should go hand-in-hand with jobs. “I’m definitely going to say it’s a privilege. As a government employee, I am granted healthcare and I see first-hand that – for one to have healthcare – you need to have jobs. So, therefore, we need to continue to cultivate this environment that we’re the given the opportunities to have healthcare as well as jobs to all the American ...

Aetna to get out of Obamacare

One of the nation’s largest health insurers this week announced it is soon withdrawing itself entirely from Obamacare – a move Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price says is more proof former President Barack Obama’s signature health-insurance law is a disaster. Fox Business has the details: “Aetna’s decision to completely withdraw from the ObamaCare exchanges adds to the mountain of evidence that ObamaCare has failed the American people. Repealing and replacing it with patient-centered solutions that stabilize the marketplace to bring down costs and increase choices is the only solution,” Price said late Wednesday. The ...

Obamacare insurers in Md., Conn., Virginia proposing premium increases

As more Obamacare exchanges contemplate folding in the days ahead, government-run health insurers are submitting proposed premium rate increases for 2018. The Daily Signal has the story: Chris Sloan, a senior manager at Avalere, stressed that the figures coming from insurers are only proposed rates, and those rates typically decrease as insurance companies negotiate with state insurance departments and their commissioners. Still, the preliminary figures from insurance companies indicate that uncertainty about the future of the health insurance market, and the enrollment population from years past, could lead to double-digit premium increases ...

VA wants to meet with whistleblowers, help protect against retaliation

Authorities at the Department of Veterans Affairs, in an effort to protect those who speak up about potential corruption, have requested a meeting with two whistleblowers to discuss blowback the men faced as a result of sounding the alarm on the department. The Daily Signal has the details: Whistleblowers Kuauhtemoc Rodriguez from the Phoenix VA and Sean Higgins from the Memphis VA have been contacted by the Central Whistleblower Office for a conference call meeting Friday, which comes just over a week after President Donald Trump signed an executive order creating a new Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the VA, The Daily ...